“Prophet Margins”

“Prophet Margins”

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Summer 2022 Sermon Series

Who’s up for a summer journey? Isn’t that what we do in this season? We pack our things and our families; we jump in the car; and we head off. So, the summer of ’22 can be the journey of a lifetime. It will be a journey of exploration and learning and ultimately a journey to discover what’s at the heart of our faith.

Now, it’s a long journey, to be sure, but we can break it up. We can take this journey in stages, as the old joke goes. Instead of seeing it as a nine-week journey, let’s think of it in terms of five shorter stages defined by our traveling companions. They will take us on this journey of discovery. These companions are called prophets, and they have a propensity to take us to the edge, even when we don’t really want to go. Thus, the title of our series is “Prophet Margins.”

Not all that we will see, both outside and inside, will be comfortable and easy. Prophets have a frustrating propensity to speak uncomfortable truths. And the rest of the world—even the rest of the people of God—has an even more frustrating propensity to not listen to them when they speak.

What might we learn if we took the risk to listen? If we took the risk to let these holy ones of God become our traveling companions on our summer journey? We might be troubled, and we will be, but we might also be lifted up. We might be challenged, but we might find reasons for hope, or we might find a renewed vision that inspires us for all the journeys we make.

So, what do you say? Are you up for a journey this summer, a journey to the edge of our faith? Then you’re ready for “Prophet Margins.”

  • July 3 – “Wash and Be Clean” – 2 Kings 5:1-14
  • July 10 – “What Do You See” – Amos 7:7-17
  • July 17 – “Living a Bitter Day” – Amos 8:1-12
  • (July 24: Kim Bos, guest preacher)
  • (July 31: TBD)
  • August 7 – “Learn to Do Good” – Isaiah 1:1, 10-20
  • August 14 – “Yielding Wild Grapes” – Isaiah 5:1-7
  • August 21 – “I Know You” – Jeremiah 1:4-10
  • August 28 – “Cracked Cisterns” – Jeremiah 2:4-13